Adele Kitsanelis

06 Apr 2020

I first came across First Light Travel when I started researching itineraries for my trip to New Zealand, at that time I was planning to book everything myself. However, their Journey to a Southern land was almost perfect for me so I contacted them and with a few minor adjustments, I was all booked and ready to travel. 

From the moment I landed at Auckland airport until the moment I departed the whole trip apart from being PERFECT went like clockwork. The organization was amazing, all connections, check-ins and day trips went exactly to their prepared plan. I was hugely impressed with the organization of my trip. And, when I had a fall whilst out hiking, Michelle quickly cancelled one long hike for me (with a full refund) and altered one other excursion that I couldn't take part in due to my injury (with the difference in price being refunded)

I had the time of my life and cannot wait until I can come back to New Zealand.

Adele Kitsanelis  - Greece


Tomas Handfield & Leslie Peterson

07 Dec 2012

Nice Job Verity!!

Amazing! 19 days of pure excitement & exhilaration! Everyday was a new adventure with great accommodations & activities. Custom made itinerary organized perfectly based on our specific interests. "Hobbit" fever was free & we totally got wrapped up in it! First Light Travel is the perfect first impression of this fantastic country. We did not want to leave!

Every inquiry was replied to promptly and accurately despite the massive geographically distance between us. We became very confident in our decision to use a NZ based agency opposed to a local representative. The intimate knowledge of their own "backyard" gave us a travel experience beyond compare; certainly not one a local travel agent could arrange or we could put together ourselves.

Tomas Handfield & Leslie Peterson - Canada

What a sunsett

Shailesh Phansalkar

19 Mar 2013

Chrissy was super efficient in planning the itinerary based on some inputs that I gave her. We had to circle back only a couple of times before we had a winning itinerary. Everything went as planned without a glitch. I had very memorable 18 days getting a feel for the beautiful country.

Thanks Shailesh Phansalkar - USA

Lake Wanaka

Dianne and Bob

11 May 2015

We greatly enjoyed our trip and appreciate all you did to make it special. We will be sure to pass your name on to our friends that have NZ on their bucket list.

Dianne and Bob - USA

Feedback from Holland

Jayne Travis

29 Mar 2017

Judith at First Light Travel was recommended to me by a colleague, and I’m so glad I took that recommendation! Having never travelled to New Zealand before, it was great to have someone with expert knowledge of the country to help me plan my itinerary…and right from the beginning Judith put in so much effort to start suggesting places to go and things to see. I didn’t really know where to start, so it was great that she put together an initial itinerary for me to then comment on.

All my comments/feedback were all taken on board absolutely perfectly, and even when I added extra requests into the mix, it was all handled so smoothly. After a couple of rounds of tweaking the itinerary, the final one was in place…

The itinerary included so many different places, and Judith had really listened to my thoughts on wanting a mix of accommodation.

It’s too hard to pick a favourite place as I literally loved every minute, but I’ve wanted to see Milford Sound for over 15yrs, so that was a particular highlight for me!

I’m already planning another visit to New Zealand, and would definitely recommend First Light Travel…I’ll definitely get in touch with them when I start planning my next trip!


Jayne Travis - Holland

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